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Flu news: Now most people with egg allergies can get a flu shot

By: Wynne Armand, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications There are hundreds of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses; influenza (the “flu”) is just one group of viruses which can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes even death. Certain people — such as the very young or the very old, pregnant women, or those with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease — are at greater risk for serious complications from…

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